I have been an avid listener of classical music from my earliest memories -- maybe as far back as four or five years old. I took up the violin at 13, rather late, and played all thru highschool and into college years. I also love jazz, big band and west coast especially. I cnt imagine living on this planet without good music and by that I mean to say as Duke Ellington said long ago "if it sounds good, it is good". The older I get the more I love the sound of the human voice, trained to be sure, in opera and choral music.
I still play the fiddle somewhat, mostly folk and bluegrass and I also play the mandolin.
Other than music, I love kayaking and bike riding, reading history and biographies Swimming and bowling are the main forms of excercise along with Pilates & Quigong.
I just celebrated our 32nd wedding to my wonderful wife, a prize I won while on vacation in Chile. We have two grown children and one grandson and another on the way.
We will travel to Japan in the Spirng to visit my son and his family. Our daughter is working on her PhD in Social Anthropology at CUNY.
My wife and I usually spend the winter months in Chile when it summer there now that we are retired.